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    Hi Ladies,

    I'm out this month, also next month as I have to have knee surgery. I have already put it off once, and was going to again, but I can't put if off anymore as my knee is not good.

    Good luck to everyone still waiting. I will still drop in to see how you are all going.

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    Maplefern - good luck with your specialist, let us know how you go. And enjoy your trip away. It sounds like a great way to pass some time too!

    Byline - that's a shame, but then again, you'll need that knee fixed to chase after a toddler some day so definitely worth it

    It looks like some of us have stalled for various reasons on the TTC so it's nice to have others to share with while we wait it out. We MUST be due for a BFP sometime soon on this forum. I have faith we can't be far away

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    Hi ladies, I just thought I’d pop my head in again to see how everyone is going. It seems like a lot has been going on while I’ve been away, but it sounds like everyone is on track with working though any issues that have arisen. DH and I haven’t had any luck with TTC so far. This month puts us at 6 months trying. To be honest it’s a bit of a shock that it is taking so long, I really thought it would happen much sooner. But I guess I can’t complain, I don’t temp or use OPK (and I don't really have enough CM to keep track of very easily) so I don’t really have any idea when I ovulate, so I can’t expect miracles!

    By the way Nat256, I’m very jealous of your farm! I like to pretend that I have a farm on my little suburban block with my vegie patch and my chickens, but I dream of the day when I can have a real acreage like yours..

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    Well thanks Meg2. I must say, I can't take much credit, it's an added bonus with the man I married. He's a tradesman but was clever enough to buy the farm just before I met him 8 years ago. It's only a hobby farm but 80 acres is just nice for us and the old freestone cottage is a dream (although I don't feel this way when I'm chipping away at old mortar!). I just REALLY hope we can share it with kids some day because it seems like too nice a life for just us.

    Kind of on the topic....(hope it's not rude to ask) how has everyone else ended up TTC at a later age? Was it a choice or just life circumstance? I'm interested to know. For me I was 'super independent', moving around from town to town with work, travelling etc when my friends were settling down. Looking back I was a bit commitment phobe after my parent's divorce I think. Although I had long term relationships I think it took me until my 30's to really let a fella into my life properly and take the risk to stay...if that makes sense. Then it still took us 6 years to get married. So here we are, only married less than a year and now beginning this journey. No real regrets. I love what I've done and so does he and we've found ourselves in a good place.

    How about the rest of you?

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    Hey there,

    AF arrived late Monday after a bout of gastro towards the end of the last week. Hmm my brain went into overdrove with that one! So as I sit here I ponder the next month and although I will still keep trying, I am not going to obsess! I will go with the flow for a while and see what happens!

    So thanks so much for all your encouragement and sorry I have been in my own little bubble and not commenting on others blogs. I will do my best to be more sociable with you all.

    In response to what you said Nat256, I've had a similar journey with travel and work and to be honest not meeting the super bloke that I now have in my life. We have been together as long as you've been married and although I am a few years older than my fella he is busting for kids so the timing is just right. No regrets - I just wish we'd met when we were younger but then we wouldn't be the individuals we are so it is how it is!

    Positive vibes
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    Dandelion5, sorry to hear AF has arrived but chin up, there'll be a bfp soon I'm sure.

    Nat, my story is much the same as yours - I spent my 20s and early 30s a career girl, moving around - I lived in four countries in that time - and seemed to move cities whenever I got into a serious relationship. I did start to worry when I was about 33 that I'd never marry or have kids. A few sleepless nights on that over the years.

    I only started seeing DH three years ago this month, got engaged one year ago and married four months ago. But we were talking about kids from about the second date He would be an awesome dad. I really hope I can show him a bfp soon.

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    Well dh and I went to the specialist on Tuesday, he thinks I have an overactive thyroid that is constantly producing too much thyroid hormone or my thryroid had just released all my thyroid hormone. Have to go and get a blood test today and in a couple weeks when I get back from NZ I have to get a dye injection to see what exactly the thyroid is doing. The specialist also said we should wait another 3 months trying to conceive!!! Probably have to take medication for a while ( trying not to worry about it for now until all the tests are done, will see what happens....

    And to answer your question Nat I had a couple of long term relationships in my early twenties, but before dh I hadn't had a long term relationship since the age of twentyfive! Never met the right guy... Eight years later we met, we were so shy when we met each other it took 2 and a half months for us to get our act together! But when finally did we were engaged after 7 months and then married after another 7 months, next month it is our year wedding anniversary. My dh was well worth the wait

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    Hi Ladies

    Just found this thread and thought I might pop my head in if that's OK. I am 45 (menopausal for 2 years) and DP is 52 (had vasectomy).

    I have been trying since 2008. Finally found ED and got 4 frosties. They were frozen 2 together. Had 1 FET in Feb - BFN and 1 died during thawing. Hopefully will be starting in April for next FET if I can get all worse case scenarios out of my head. And the TWW is agonising.

    Best of luck and big sticky vibes to everyone

    Michelle

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    Sorry to hear about AF Dandelion5. I think taking the relaxed approach is a good idea, it seems like the more we obsess about it during the month, the more crushing it is when AF arrives.


    Hi Michelle, good to have you along.



    Ok, my story for why I waited before TTC. Although I’d been in a couple of long term relationships earlier in life, I was dead set against the idea of marriage and having kids. To some degree I think it was a fear of commitment, possibly from seeing my parents go through a bad divorce with a lot of anger over custody arrangements. Also, I wasn’t all that happy in my previous relationship, so I was very mindful of not getting myself trapped in it by having children. So, pretty early on I just got it into my head that I’d never be a mother. When I fell in love with my current partner, 5 years ago, my ‘never have kids’ attitude was so deeply entrenched that I actually did a pretty good job of convincing him that he didn’t want any either! But then I realised what a good thing we had together. We decided to get married a couple of years ago which was a huge step for me, and it slowly dawned on me that I wanted to have children with this man. So, about a year ago I began the task of talking him into wanting to have kids again (yes, I see the irony). He was a bit reluctant at first but he's really come around in the last 6 months since we've been trying, so I don't feel the wait has been that bad a thing for us. But now that we are both really keen, I wish I'd just hurry up and get pregnant!

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    Welcome Michelle, and thumbs down for AF dandelion.

    Nat, I didn't find the right man til I was 34. I had people telling me not to wait and I had a back up plan all set for 35, but as each year went by, I pushed out that plan a year further each time. I was up to about 38 by the time I met DH. I'd spent my 20's travelling and enjoying the single life. My 30's I set up my business and focused on that and thought mr right may not come around, then BAM, he was there. It was evident he and I were in for the long haul, he wanted to start a family within 3 months of meeting, but I'm a little more traditional and wanted the engagement and wedding (and his ex to be fully expunged). 18 months after we met we married and we've been ttc since. I am disappointed its taken so long, but I am happy that we have lots of time just the two of us to establish a life together, I think the bubba's that come along will be better for it (gotta put a positive spin on it somehow).


 

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